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Sun. 5:08 a.m.: Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in Philippines

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines today, killing at least one person and causing a three-story building to collapse, setting off a search for people feared to have been trapped inside, officials said. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck an area about 6 ...

Sun. 4:39 p.m.: Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media today over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group. The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was ...

Sun. 4:44 p.m.: Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended today with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for ...

Fri. 1:11 p.m.: Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies. The United States ...

Fri. 11:51 a.m.: Warren woman charged with making terroristic threats

WARREN — A woman stopped for speeding while traveling west on South Street at 9 p.m. Thursday later was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats against the police department and misuse of 911. Porsha L. Edmond, 26, 626 Commerce St. NW, Warren, pleaded not guilty this morning to the ...

Fri. 10:27 a.m.: House panel approves 2 Trump impeachment charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House this morning, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee. The House is expected to take up the two articles of impeachment next week. The abuse of power charge stems from Trump's July phone ...

Fri. 9:35 a.m.: Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the British pound rose today after Britain's Conservative Party claimed a big win in the country's general election, easing uncertainty over Brexit, and amid talk of a China-U.S. trade deal. The British pound jumped to $1.3470 from $1.3150 late Thursday but ...

Fri. 9:19 a.m.: China says trade deal with US must be ‘mutually beneficial’

BEIJING (AP) — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose today, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be "mutually beneficial." A senior Trump administration official said an announcement ...

Fri. 9:09 a.m.: House committee to take historic vote on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges. Approval of ...

Fri. 9:01 a.m.: UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 649 of ...

Fri. 8:19 a.m.: Youngstown police investigate late-Thursday triple homicide

YOUNGSTOWN — Three men were found shot to death in a home on West Delason Avenue on the South Side late Thursday. Police are referring to it as a triple homicide. Youngstown police said early this morning that they were dispatched to the home in the 500 block of West Delason at 11:15 p.m., ...

Thu. 9:22 a.m.: Beyond the hearings: What to watch on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room. House committee members are debating and voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump today. But the political battle over Trump's fate is sweeping across the Capitol, the White House and Washington on the ...

Thu. 9:16 a.m.: North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused the United States of "hostile provocation" today for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. An ...

Thu. 9:11 a.m.: Officials: Protesters hang gunman in Baghdad square

BAGHDAD (AP) — A gunman shot dead six people, including four protesters, today provoking some anti-government demonstrators to disarm and hang him in a central Baghdad square, security and health officials said. The incident was condemned by the wider protest movement based in Tahrir ...

Thu. 9:03 a.m.: European Central Bank keeps rates low as Lagarde takes helm

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank left its key interest rate benchmarks and stimulus programs unchanged today, when it held its first policy meeting under its newly appointed president, Christine Lagarde. The bank left its deposit rate at minus 0.5 percent and its main ...

Thu. 8:58 a.m.: Saudi Aramco inches near $2 trillion in day 2 of trading

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading today, propelling the oil and gas company to a near $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the world's most valuable listed company. Shares jumped in trading 4.5 percent to reach up to 38.60 ...

Wed. 9:34 a.m.: Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility today near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. military said, and six Afghans were reported wounded. The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the ...

Wed. 9:23 a.m.: World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed today following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt ...